CFL Predictor: Division Final Weekend

To be truthful even though I was 1-and-1 last weekend, to set my season record at 55-and-28, there were a ton of surprises.

I was shocked at the lackluster performance by the BC Lions in Montreal. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that the Alouettes would pile up 50 points on the Grey Cup hosts.
Meanwhile in Edmonton the upstart Eskimos played a patient and poised game en route to an upset, in my eyes, of the defending Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders. The surprise to me in that game was the inability of the Roughrider offence to move the ball on the ground or through the air.

With all of that being said what will Grey Cup Semi-Final have in store for us?

See what the predictor thinks below!

EAST DIVISION FINAL:

Montreal Alouettes: (9-9 2nd in East) LW: 50-17 win vs. B.C.
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Hamilton Tiger Cats: (9-9 1st in East) LW: BYE

Head-To-Head:
Week 11 at Montreal: Montreal 38 – Hamilton 31
Week 20 at Hamilton: Hamilton 29 – Montreal 15

Well when it comes to play-of football you have to be playing your best football. The Als did last week and played with an intensity that I haven’t seen thus far this season. Hamilton is coming off a bye and are undefeated at home. While the Ti-Cats are a different team than last year I like the way that they are approaching this game, in direct contrast to the confrontational approach of Montreal. That quiet confidence I think pays off as Hamilton will improve to 7-and-oh at Tim Horton’s Field. Make the Final Hamilton 31-Montreal 18.

WEST DIVISION FINAL:

Edmonton Eskimos (12-6 2nd in West) LW: 18-10 win vs. Saskatchewan
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Calgary Stampeders (15-3 1st in West) LW: BYE

Head-To-Head:
Week 5 at Edmonton: Calgary 26 – Edmonton 22
Week 10 at Calgary: Calgary 28 – Edmonton 13
Week 11 at Edmonton: Calgary 41 at Edmonton 38

This is going to be a dandy battle. The only way that it could be better is if the Eskimo’s Mike Reilly was 100% healthy. That being said there is a question mark beside the status of Jon Cornish. If you caught View From the Sidelines I think that Mike McCullough is bang on in his assessment that the Stampeders have been fueled all season by their loss to the Riders in the West Final, last year. With that being said I truly believe that Edmonton is the better team entering this match-up. That all being said I think that Calgary will find a way to pull out a win in an instant classic at McMahnon. Take Calgary to win a 34-32 decision on a chilly day in the foothills.

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